Air Force vs. UMBC: Game Preview, TV & Radio Schedule, Livestream, Odds, More
Air Force battles UMBC in the Bahamas
The Falcons look to bounce back from last week’s loss to Texas State
GAME 3: Air Force Falcons (1-1) vs. UMBC Retrievers (2-1)
WHEN: Friday, November 16 — 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT
WHERE: Gateway Christian Academy (Bimini, Bahamas)
RADIO: Air Force | UMBC
SERIES RECORD: First-ever meeting
Air Force and UMBC tip off the Bimini Jam in the Bahamas Friday afternoon. The Falcons are looking to bounce back from last Friday’s 67-57 road defeat to Texas State.
Air Force’s top three returnees – Lavelle Scottie, Sid Tomes, and Ryan Swan – have led the way this season in the scoring category, combining to average 33 points per game. The trio will hope to pick up the scoring load on Friday in an effort to pick up the team’s second win of the season.
UMBC enters the Bimini Jam with a 2-1 record, including a pair of blowout wins over Manhattan and non-D-I Shenandoah and a 25-point opening night loss to Marquette. The Retrievers have a lot of buzz coming into the 2018-19 season after last year’s NCAA Tournament. Ryan Odom’s squad became the first-ever No. 16 seed to upset a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, dismantling Virginia 74-54 in the first round.
Both teams will play two more games in the Bahamas after Friday’s first-ever meeting in program history. Air Force will follow up the UMBC matchup with games against High Point and South Dakota.